Presentation: "Agile Requirements by Collaboration"

Track: REQUIREMENTS: WHAT DO CUSTOMERS NEED? / Time: Tuesday 11:30 - 12:30 / Location: Rytmisk Sal, Musikhuset

On agile projects, requirements unfold within the context of the rhythm of agile planning: product, release, and iteration. Collaborative workshops provide an effective venue for agile—and non-agile—teams to work together transparently to make complex decisions about what to build, and when. Learn about these useful workshops enable agile teams to make smart choices to create a healthy project community sharing focus, values, and trust.
You will learn:
  • How to calibrate your requirements based on the appropriate workshop
  • Value of a product roadmapping workshop to explore and allocate the big view of requirements and map out a strategy for the entire product Utility of release planning workshops to focus on a smaller time horizon to get a preview of requirements for the next release
  • The need for continually facilitating iteration planning workshops and “make ready” workshops to explore and plan for a small, concise set of requirements for the immediate iteration, the nowview
  • Skills you need to plan and facilitate agile requirements workshops
Keywords: Planning, workshop, agile planning, product roadmap, release planning, agile requirements, iteration planning, agile, requirements, MMF, user stories, product roadmap
Target audience: Product owners, customers and users, scrum masters, project leaders team facilitators, business analysts, subject matter experts, requirements engineers, architects, developers and designers, user interface/experience experts, agile project managers, and coaches—anyone who is involved in defining, discovering, analyzing, verifying, validating, and specifying business needs and translating them into working software.

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Ellen Gottesdiener, An internationally recognized agile coach and trainer

Ellen Gottesdiener

Biography: Ellen Gottesdiener

Principal Consultant and Founder Ellen Gottesdiener is an internationally recognized facilitator, coach, trainer, author, speaker, and expert on requirements development, product chartering, retrospectives, agile requirements, and collaborative workshops. As an agile coach and trainer, Ellen helps teams elicit, analyze, and deliver "just enough", "just in time" requirements to achieve product goals. Ellen delivers training, facilitation, and consulting services globally. 

Author of two acclaimed books (Requirements by Collaboration and The Software Requirements Memory Jogger), Ellen delivers training, facilitation, and consulting services globally; speaks at industry conferences; writes articles, blogs, and tweets; and is an IIBA (BABOK™) expert reviewer and contributor to the (in progress) agile-Extension.  

Software passion: I’m passionate about business and technical teams collaborating to build the right product at the right time; about requirements-driven planning, using retrospectives continually to transparently improve product and process; and about the never-ending journey of learning and discovery that is our life and work.